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Sidereus Nuncius, or the Sidereal Messenger

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"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound; the bibliography is extensive. What more can I say?"—David W. Hughes, The Observatory

"[Sidereus nunclus] has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment. The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility. . . . we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today."—Robert Temple, Nature

About the Author

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Sidereus Nuncius

Conclusion: The Reception of Sidereus Nuncius

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226279039
Translator:
Van Helden, Albert
Translator:
Helden, Albert Van
Translator:
Van Helden, Albert
Author:
Galilei, Galileo
Author:
Van Helden, Albert
Author:
Helden, Albert Van
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Galilei, galileo, 1564-1642
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Galilei, Galileo
Subject:
Astronomie
Subject:
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
71-16
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 halftones, 73 line drawings
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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